Controlled Open Enrollment

The Controlled Open Enrollment (COE) application for the 2022- 2023 school year is now closed. Late applications will not be accepted. 

What is Controlled Open Enrollment?
Controlled Open Enrollment allows students to apply for and attend a school outside their regular attendance zone. Pursuant to F.S. 1002.31, the SDPBC will allow a parent from any school district in the state of Florida whose child is not subject to a current expulsion or suspension, apply for an assignment to an available school for the following school year. Only schools offered in the application and on the approved list will be considered. If you do not see your school on the list of schools, you may not apply to attend.*

*You may not apply for a school in the attendance zone you currently reside.

During the published application windows, apply online at If you do not have access to apply online, click below to download and print the hard copy application.
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General Information

  • All students entering grades K–12 are eligible to apply
  • Non–Palm Beach County residents are eligible to apply
  • Transportation will not be provided
  • Schools not listed will not be considered
  • Apply online at
  • Late applications will not be accepted
  • Assignment through Controlled Open Enrollment will not remove a student from a Choice program wait pool
  • COE is a lottery. Results will be published up to two weeks after the closing date of the application. 
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